The Jogyesa Temple was our first stop on our tour of Seoul that day. As I stepped out of the little mini van, I saw a man sitting on the stairs trying desperately to get something wild, in a plastic bag, under control.
A few minutes later and he managed to pull out the live, mini octopus that had being trying to escape his grasp. I wasn’t prepared for this. And I was even less prepared to see him try and ingest it.
It was when he let the live tentacles squirm around outside his mouth for all the passersby to see, that I decided it was time for a photo.
It’s not the best perspective of this beautiful temple, but at least it stopped my breakfast from making an appearance.
According to many blogs and websites, travelling is a great way of consolidating a relationship. I couldn’t agree more. In my case it was my first backpacking holiday with M. in Cabo Verde that helped me realise he was indeed my man for life. He valiantly supported three hours of verbal insults as we hiked in beach sandals, over rocky terrain in 40 degree weather, across the Cape Verdian island of Santa Antao. Continue reading
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This photo was taken at Manipal’s End Point, where the students and residents of this university town come to run, play football or just to hang out. Its panoramic views also make it an ideal place for… erm… romantic dealings. It seems it’s also a good place to go for a swim during the monsoons when the football field floods over!
… Okay, so maybe averaging four meals a day didn’t help. But I wanted M. to try all my favourite dishes and he was more than willing to oblige! And the further south you go the better the food gets (and yes, that’s a highly objective opinion!).
Here’s a list of a few of my favourite things to eat in India. Continue reading
Fire extinguishers at the Canacona train station in Goa. (©MRandin)
George Winters said, “If God had really intended men to fly, he’d make it easier to get to the airport”, which is why we decided to take the train to Udipi – my dad’s hometown. Continue reading
Juggling on Patnem Beach. ©MRandin
A man, with matted hair sits in the lotus position with his face raised to the sun. A few metres down the beach, a 30 something woman, sporting a bright pink sun dress, cavorts through the waves playing a three note tune on a tiny flute. Welcome to Patnem beach in the south of Goa – a place which fulfils every tired cliché about the state’s famous hippie culture. Continue reading
I thought I’d start off 2010 with one of my favourite pictures from 2009. Our car had stopped just a little behind this truck with the boy hanging out the back. He smiled for the camera and then waved out to us as the light turned green!
Happy New Year everyone . I hope 2010 will be filled with joy, peace and good luck for each of you.